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Biography
(Non-Fic)
MAKING A RUN FOR IT FROM BERLIN TO TEXAS BOOK THREE
by Manfred Kaiter and L.arry Thompson

Manny returns to Insel Ruegen and completes his stone mason training. He joins with four of his friends, and they set out to begin their careers as a brick layers. They are approached by Western Intelligence to spy for them in East Berlin. Their decision is a fateful one and deadly.

Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1

 

 

 

As things turned out, after our escape from the village Communist thugs, Dad fixed up Schultz's old pickup, and he, Mom, and Luther left for Oranienberg. My brother, Siegie, boarded an east bound train back towa...





Chapter 2

There it was. They had me. I took a deep breath and prepared to step forward. Behind me, I heard a tearful David shout, “You can’t blame me for that. It was my father’s idea.”

His confession surprised me so badly that I almost fell forw...





Chapter 3

The foreman appeared to be near tears. He whined, “If I let you do this and if you fail, then I’m still in trouble and behind schedule. But if for some strange and unexplained reason you can actually make this thing work, then I’m ahead of the game...





Chapter 4

We worked for the redhead for a couple of weeks bricking his three-story building. When we were through, he took us to the Bricking Pool. The Bricking Pool was a building where all the bricking brigades spent their time waiting to be called out to do a job. Generall...





Chapter 5

We five in the work brigade cheered again at the end of that work day when the foremen were standing at the project exit gate. waiting for us. None of us in the work brigade owned a car. We were accustomed riding a trolley and walking to work. The foremen owned cars...





Chapter 6

I told the brigade about the conversation.

Erwin said. “Interesting response to an interesting offer. You should have let him finish so that we would have more information to make a group decision. Next time ask him if he meant all five of us and not jus...





Chapter 7

We got the job bricking the ornate Intelligence building. The unusual thing about that job was that the exterior brick was about as plain as could be, but there was interior bricking was very ornate. Of course, we celebrated at Zum Kellar. We must have been...





Chapter 8

We went back to our apartment that evening, and we talked about Bill’s offer. We sat down in the kitchen.

 Erwin asked, “What do you think?”

It took me a few seconds to frame my thoughts, “Here, in East Germany, if you are he...





Chapter 9

Just like always, we arrived at work before any of the others. We walked through the gate as usual. We waved, “Hello” to the gate guard. He waved back, and we kept on walking. We went to the plans table where the plans for our work were kept. We memorize...





Chapter 10

We tried to act casually. As we walked through the gate to the project site. We waved good morning to the gate guard with shaky smiles on our faces/. The guard nodded his head at us, and then, he pointed at me and waved with his hand that I should come over to where...





Chapter 11

When we arrived at the apartment, we took the plans out of our pants legs. We locked the doors and we closed the window curtains. I said, “Everybody stay here. I’m taking the message about cookies to the…ah…to the mailbox.” The nodded their app...





Chapter 12

We finished the Intelligence center ahead of schedule, despite the delay caused updating the architectural drawings. We never knew what the cause of redrafting was. We didn’t care. We were just brick layers. More than that, we could claim that we were certifie...





Chapter 13

Finding work outside of the Russian Ruble fueled Government projects was not easy. We did find a few jobs bricking homes, but those projects were of type that we finished each of them inside of a week. While the brigade was bricking a home, I had to be out on the st...





Chapter 14

Our work was nearly finished at the old home that was being remodeled after the war. We stood out in the street looking at the work and estimating how long finishing would take us.

Erwin said, “I would estimate that finishing up should take us no more th...





Chapter 15

The casket was soft, but the road was rough. I was jerked from one end of the thing to the other. My body was pushed from one side to the other as Bill negotiated the turns, the stops, and the starts. Finally, I felt the truck slow. Then, I heard the breaks squ...






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